Chocolate Chip & Banana Muffins

(from 1 review)

Egg Free Banana Muffins

I adapted this banana muffin recipe from the book Vegetarian (available in Barnes and Nobles as Bargain Priced). These muffins are easy to prepare, not overly sweet; perfect to start the morning or have it with coffee in the afternoon to avoid mid day snack attack. The original recipe had used 2 bananas and 2 eggs. To make it eggless I used 3 bananas and 1/4 cup buttermilk and the muffins turned out great.

My husband loved these banana muffins so much that he himself packed it in his lunch bag for snack. Usually when I bake something I place a small piece in a ziploc bag and keep it in his lunch bag and that will come back home intact. So I did not pack this muffin for him. But later only I noticed that he had packed it for himself. That's like "2 thumbs up" for me!

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
15 Mins20 Mins12 Muffins
Chocolate Chip & Banana Muffins
4.0 from 1 reviews
Eggless banana muffins using buttermilk as an egg substitute.
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • a pinch Salt
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons Low fat milk
  • 10 tablespoons (1 and 1/4 sticks) Unsalted, Melted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 3 Ripe Mashed Small Bananas
  • 1 cup (optional) Chopped Pecans
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F for 15 minutes. Line the muffin tin with paper liners or grease the tin.
  2. In a medium size bowl combine together the milk, butter and buttermilk.
  3. In another large bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  4. Add the sugar, chocolate chips and nuts to the flour mixture and stir well.
  5. Slowly stir in the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, but do not overdo it.
  6. Fold in the mashed bananas.
  7. Fill each muffin cup with 3 tablespoons of batter.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
My Notes:
  1. The bananas I used were extremely ripe, so I simply mashed it with a fork. If the bananas are not that ripe you could cut into pieces add few drops of water/milk and blend it in a blender/food processor.
  2. The original recipe used chocolate chunks. Since I did not have it I went with semisweet chocolate chips. If you have chocolate chunks, chop 5 ounces of semi sweet chocolate into large chunks and use it instead of the chips.
  3. The sweetness was perfect for us. Not very sweet like the ones you get in stores. If you have a very sweet tooth you would have to increase the quantity of sugar or chocolate chips.
  4. You could substitute vegetable/canola oil instead of butter to make it healthier. I have tried it in couple of other recipes and it works. Since I wanted to finish the butter in the refrigerator I did not do this substitution.
  5. You could also substitute whole wheat flour for the all purpose flour. I didn't do it this time because the brand of wheat flour I'm using right now is not good in banana muffins. A couple of days ago I tried a banana muffin recipe with whole wheat flour and did not like the taste. I liked it when I made something similar a year ago, but that was a different brand of wheat flour, so I went with all purpose flour itself.
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  1. Oh I forgot to tell you that this month and the next is an eggless month for us. So, we are posting some eggless recipes 🙂

    I’ve tried this and they are really tasty. The pics are gorgeous!

  2. Hey Madhu
    I just meant regular whole wheat flour found in the baking aisle as opposed to whole wheat atta at the Indian store.
    Looks like you’ve got banana cake..oops muffins on your mind too 😉 Delicious..2 thumbs up from me as well.

  3. Hi Madhuram. Really a superb blog. You always try lot of baking stuffs that too without egg. Even I want to learn from you lot of things, coz I’m also vegetarian. I had been to the eggless cakes and cookies class last week. So I got some knowledge how to prepare cakes and cookies. Will try out some of the dishes from you. You can check my website also. I have some of the North Indian dishes and many south indian dishes. I had subscribed your blog.

    Thanks Hema.

  4. I’d love to have it for breakfast Madhu… Looks soo stunning! 🙂
    Btw, have you been to Salem? I didnt know you could speak Tamil too.. 😀


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